Late yesterday, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured two monumental Orders by the Third Circuit granting reconsideration Williams v. Attorney General, 19-2694, vacating its and the district court's prior decisions finding that Mr. Williams could not bring a successful Second Amendment as-applied challenge to his putative federal firearms prohibition stemming from … Continue reading MONUMENTAL ORDER: Third Circuit VACATES Prior Decision Related to 2nd DUI Firearms Prohibition
Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be hosting our twentieth bi-annual machine gun shoot at Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. Eastern … Continue reading Firearms Industry Consulting Group’s TWENTIETH Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – November 12, 2022!
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, affirmed two of the major arguments that I’ve long made in all of my Second Amendment litigation. First, that the Second Amendment was merely a codification of a pre-existing, natural right. See, Decision at 11, 16, 25, 42. Second, that … Continue reading Reading The Tea Leaves: The Effect of SCOTUS’ Bruen Decision On PA’s Firearm Laws
In a monumental, 6-3, 135 page decision in New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the right to keep and bear arms extends outside the home. For background, the State of New York makes it a crime to possess a firearm without a license, whether inside or outside … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – US Supreme Court Affirms The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Outside The Home
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental 31 page decision from the Commonwealth Court, en banc (meaning before the entire Court), written by Judge Patricia McCullough, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Pittsburgh, et al. in relation to Pittsburgh’s illegal firearm ordinances, which Chief … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Pittsburgh’s Firearm Ordinances Ruled Unlawful For A Second Time
After the hearing occurring on May 12, 2022 in Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA), et al v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, 218 MD 2022, and Commonwealth Court Judge McCullough ordering the Parties to submit additional briefing by 5PM on Monday, FOAC-ILLEA submitted its Post-Hearing Memorandum detailing the testimony … Continue reading FOAC-ILLEA Seeks a Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory and Permanent Injunctive Relief Against the PSP for PICS Delays
We are proud to announce that Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)® (FICG®) and Shooters Gauntlet, LLC will be hosting our 7th annual Next EVOLUTION machinegun shoot at the Shooters Gauntlet on June 4-5, 2022, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. During the … Continue reading 7th Annual FICG/Shooters Gauntlet Next EVOLUTION Machine Gun Shoot!
Yesterday, during our hearing for a preliminary injunction against the Pennsylvania State Police in relation to the substantial delays in its responses to background check determinations (i.e. approvals/denials) in Firearms Owners Against Crime – Institute for Legal, Legislative, and Educational Action (FOAC-ILLEA), et al v. PSP Commissioner Evanchick, 218 MD 2022, Lieutenant Shandra Keeler, Director … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Testifies That It Misleads the PA General Assembly In Annual Firearms Report Regarding Background Check Delays And More…
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, assisted by Attorney Dillon Harris, secured a monumental decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, wherein the Court enjoined Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Evanchick and the Pennsylvania State Police from enforcing their unlawful policy contending that a conviction for simple assault was prohibiting for Act 235 certification. First, in dismissing PSP … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Decision – Pennsylvania STate Police ENJOINED From Enforcing Aspects of Act 235 – PA’s Lethal Weapons Act
PA House Bill 2275 was recently introduced and is today and tomorrow being considered for a second and third time by the House for passage. While it initially seems laudable with a title of "Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Use in Philadelphia," what is lost on many is several important aspects and why it should … Continue reading Tell Your PA Representative To Vote AGAINST HB 2275